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Interlaken is located thirty-seven kilometers from the city of Bern in Switzerland. Easily accessible by train, this small city has two train stations, Interlaken West and Interlaken Ost, located at both sides of the city.
The city is placed between two lakes, Thun and Brienz, which contribute to the spectacular view the city offers to the numerous tourists who visit the place all year long. Winter sports and summer adventures make Interlaken the ideal attraction for holidays at any time of the year. No doubt, it's an excellent choice for sport lovers. This small city is also characterized by the neat and clean streets and houses, with beautiful and carefully decorated gardens, typical of Swiss communities.
Besides the wonderful contribution of the turquoise water of the lakes, the Alps make their stunning appearance at Interlaken. Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau are the mountains that surround the city; Jungfrau is the most visited. These give a breathtaking view, which will make you feel like you are in a place out of this world. If you are an adventurer, you must be ready to take in the advantages of all the excursions and programs offered to Interlaken tourists.
Interlaken also has a convention center, where international meetings and congresses take place every year; near here is the casino, another popular place of meeting for tourists in Interlaken.
Interlaken hostels are numerous and you will find different options to adapt to your budget. Most Interlaken hostels also offer several excursions and adventure trips and you can book them directly at the hostel. If you still need help in organizing your visit, the Tourist Information Office is located at the city center, a few blocks from the convention center.
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"All told, Balmer's Herberge is probably not a bad place to stay for location and access to things as you are right near the action centre of Switzerland. However we were a little disappointed with how noisy it is and how much room they allocate for communal spaces when the bedrooms and bathrooms are so uncomfortably tiny. The Location The hostel is located on the main road through Grindewald, so you won't miss it, particularly with...
AlpLodge / BackPackers Interlaken
"Nice hostel in the centre with very friendly staff. The breakfast is o.k., but they make great cocktails at the bar." … "We stayed in a nice double room. The hostel had a good atmosphere, and great cocktails. It was very central. The outdoor activities are expensive." … "Good place - Nice hostel close to everything in town. Good common area and kitchen. Would stay here again if in town." … "A bit shady but the guy who ran...
Funny Farm Backpackers Hostel
"The Funny Farm hostel is one of the big fun/party hostels in Interlaken. It's a good choice if you're looking for a fun place to meet lots of people. And an added plus for this hostel is that Balmer's Hostel is just 100m down the road, so if you get bored of the crowd at Funny Farm, you can always walk over to join the party at Balmer's. (You'll hear about Balmer's before you get to Interlaken if you haven't already, it's known as one of...
Happy Inn Lodge
"At Happy Inn Lodge, you will find a perfect atmosphere to enjoy your experience in beautiful Interlaken. The hostel has a small restaurant with tables inside and outside the lodge to spend time during the warm evenings. Wonderful, quiet music is played all day long. Breakfast is not available for free, but you can order your meals at the restaurant if you can afford them. The Location Happy Inn Lodge is strategically located in the...
Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof
"For four consecutive years, Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof has won the Hoscar Award for best hostel in Switzerland. You only need a one-night stay in the hostel to prove that they indeed worthy of such an award. The hostel has a very convenient location, great facilities, and very helpful and friendly staff members. The Location Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof is located within ten minutes' walk from Interlaken West train station. It is very...
"everything was ok but what's the most amazing -- there are 2 very helpful, nice and communicative girls at the reception desk." … "Pity - The owner of the hostel needs to put someone else on the front desk. I told him that he was a bit abrupt on the phone. This was voiced in a very friendly and good-natured way to him. He started fighting with me because of this. I kept telling him over and over that I was not fighting, I was merely...
"We were going to stay here, but we were so rudely treated at reception that we left in a huff. Luckily the room had been booked but not paid in advance. The place looks like an overcrowded trailer park. Horibble owner and staff." … "… with views of the Garden and River "Aare". You may use your own sleeping bags or rent one of our comfortable duvets for extra CHF 4.00 The practical luggage racks complete the rooms’ facilities....
"… but we can even offer you some favorable discounts on those elegant, famous Swiss watches etc. Hua Villa was built a century ago, protected by our community it boasts beautiful architectural features: a garden with a fish pond and beautiful trees to just sit under and enjoy the amazing purity of the fresh air whilst looking at the breath-taking panoramic view. We also have a Korean Chinese restaurant run by Mr Hong who is...
Interlaken Youth Hostel
"… curry with chicken fillet, minced meat with pappardelle and sweet and sour apple slices or penne arrabbiata. The dishes are prepared right in front of guests in woks. A seasonal salad is included in the price (from CHF 14.00) as a starter with every main course. The complete menu comprises three courses – starter, main course and dessert - and costs CHF 17.50. For dessert guests can choose between different varieties of ice cream...
AWA Heidis Hostel
"Bedbugs - I stayed there 3 weeks ago for one night because of a wedding and got really badly bitten by bedbugs. Even worse, I actually managed to take them home. It's a nightmare! It's true the lady really is nice, but the bedbugs make me wish I never ever stayed there!" … "… TO A 30 DAY CANCELLATION POLICY. NO CHANGES OR CANCELLATION CAN BE MADE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE ARRIVAL DATE. THANK YOU FOR RESERVING THE AWA HEIDI HOSTEL...
"… 3 beds up to a 150m2 apartment for 10 guests. CityChalet is centrally located, a 5 min walk from the town center and Interlaken West train station. The surrounding is all quiet in a large nature garden right next to the river Aare. You have one free parking for your apartment. Please note: Cancellation Policy: 3 days before the arrival Deposit: 30% of the total price (will be paid back in case of cancellation)...
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The Tent Village
"… Village is open in the summer from May 9th 2013 till the weekend of August 17th 2013 We offer relaxed style accommodation with private double and triples, and dormitory tents. Our tents are spacious inside and built on wooden bases. From the Tent Village you can enjoy a fantastic view of the Swiss Alps sitting in the jacuzzi, a hammock, at the bar, or simply stretched out on the grass. We have large parking spaces for cars,...
"This is a smaller private hotel close to the bahnhof run by a young couple, and they do a fantastic job. The breakfast is above average, but I'm not picky. Our room had a sink (perfect for laundry) and a deck complete with table and chairs. The owners can give you great tips about what to do and where to eat in Interlaken. Throw out your tour book and listen to them! Be sure to say "hello" to Monty." … "From the very start we liked...
Walters Bed & Breakfast
"We've seen many good reviews about Walters B&B from many websites and thought this hostel would be the right choice for our first time in Switzerland. On the day we traveled to Switzerland, our flight was delayed from Heathrow airport due to the haze hazard. After we reached Switzerland, we tried to contact Walter to inform him about our delay knowing that the last check-in time was 8 p.m., but no one picks up the phone. By the time we...
Hotel De la Paix
"… facilities like cable TV, shower/ bath & wc, wifi, music, room service & parking. Include breakfast Indian or Continental. Indian Village has 2 fine dining restaurant Veg & Non veg. & bar. Garden terrace for drinks & cocktail. We do an Indian Buffet everyday with 11 different varieties We organize special evening events every month. We are always open for any special arrangement or service. Please...
Katys Lodge B&B
"Katy's Lodge B&B offer very comfortable and clean rooms. A typical home from home, with comfortable beds, toilet and shower are on the floor. You will feel at home in the friendly and lively atmosphere of our B&B. Katy's Lodge B&B is for many visitors from all over the world, the starting point of all holidays dreams, Gimmelwald, Mürren, Schilthorn, Trimelbach-waterfalls... etc. Free parking lot available. Pets are welcome (CHF...
Holiday Restaurant Lehmatta
"… are washing facilities, small fee for each load of washing. There is a minibar and a kettle for tea and coffee making. The restaurant itself is of an old Swiss style, small family type. Location is quiet, with warm summer evenings. The side of the valley is Schynige Platte where you can take the mountain train up to Schynige Platte from Wilderswil. This is an amazing region to suit all your needs! Please note:...
Hotel Blume / El Azteca
"You will find a small, cosy, family run hotel with 14 reasonably priced and tastefully decorated rooms, located in the centre of Interlaken, in the pedestrian zone 'Jungfraustrasse'. You can reach us within 5 minutes on foot, from the West Station or leave your car parked in our hotel parking spaces." … "In the centre of Interlaken, in the pedestrian zone 'Jungfraustrasse'. You can reach the hotel within 5 minutes on foot from the West...
"… offers you everything to make your stay with us agreeable as possible. The Gasthof Schönegg is a typical Swiss Chalet Low Budget Hotel. Rustic rooms on today's standards. Large terrace with a panoramic view. Good swiss food in a cosy atmosphere. Goldswil, near Interlaken, is an ideal starting point for the Jungfrau and lake Brienz region. The absolute "highlight"? A trip to the Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe, at 3454 meters Europe's...
Waldhotel Budget Hotel
"… with daily specialities and a smaller a la carte-card with local specialities. Vegetarian food is available on request, also salad-platters, spaghetti and snacks. A Continental buffet breakfast is served. Supply of 4th Bed: 48 Reduction of Children from 6 years old to 12 years old: The children have a separate bed from the parents: Yes Other Reductions: Kinderreduktionen (child discount) - 3 year-old 100% - 6 year-old 50%...
"We are a beautiful hotel located amidst some of the most beautiful scenery in Switzerland. 7 Reasons why you should stay at the Hirschen ! - The Convenient Location - The Excellent View - The Historical Surroundings: the Hirschen is from 1666 - The Exquisite Cuisine - The Restaurant: Typical Swiss and cosy atmosphere. - The Comfortable Accomodation: each room is decorated in Swiss decor with private bathrooms - cable TV - radio - -...
"… and other local dishes. The Pizzeria 'Mister Chicken' with the covered garden-terrace has the same basic menus in addition to pizza and pasta and chicken. Enjoy a local Rugenbräu beer on tap or a fine glass of wine, while meeting the locals in our bar. We also offer the popular 'Tavern Special', a 4-course menu served in a traditional way going back to grandmother's time. All rooms are comfortable and cozy, with a rustic decor....
"… unforgettable moments. Enjoy a tasty piece of meat from our barbeque or relish one of our fish specialties, created from fresh Lake Thun fishes. Try our "Fish-Festival": Either an eight-course fish menu or the five-course "Try a bit of everything"-menu. Do you have a celebration coming up? Our hotel offers banquet and seminar facilities for up to 150 persons. Conference planners will find suitable venues for the organization of...
"… Evening themes include Swiss Rösti week, Cattarina's Anti Pasto buffet, Scottish Highland week and a Visit from Greece. Experience the 1001 highlight's in our area; from Top of Europe Jungfraujoch down to the blue lakes of Thun and Brienz, wherein you can have fun and enjoy while walking, biking and its curling weeks. Wired internet is available in public areas and charges are applicable. Non-smoking rooms available. Breakfast...
"… all trips in the Jungfrau Region and in whole Switzerland. Most of our rooms have a wonderful view to the mountains and to the Jungfrau. The train station and the center are only 10 minutes walk away but there are also some buses. The sunny hotel garden invites you to stay and to enjoy a unique view of the mountains. We can offer you our Traditional Swiss Stübli restaurant or our Half Board restaurant where we serve Swiss...
"… to relax in the garden with its terrace and flowers during summer and get cosy in the hotel's communal room by the chimney during winter! The 29 bedrooms are nicely decorated in a simple and traditional style and provide guests with radio, television with cable and satellite channels and hairdryers are available on request at reception. This hotel is a perfect place as a point of departures for many walks around the surrounding...
"… and quiet situation directly at the edge of the lake of Brienz from boat station. Wonderful view on the lake and the mountains from Jungfrau region. Magnificent garden with solarium and terrace restaurant (walking, bathing, etc.) Our new rooms with Free internet access (RJ45) vdsl Digital Sat TV Sound insulating window Hairdryer Cosmetic mirror with let light Fire detektor The Hotel Seeburg is the ideal point of...
"… HD TV, radio and free WIFI. Shower and toilet are outside the room on the corridor and shared with other guests, there is only a washbasin in the room. The hotel also has a typically Swiss restaurant where you can get traditional Swiss food and a sunny garden with a view to the surrounding Bernese Alps and the Jungfrau. When you check-in at the hotel you will receive a free bus pass for the Interlaken area. Please note:...
5th Floor at Hotel Interlaken
"… the local brewery in the Kloster Lounge & Bar. Furthermore the hotel offers 2 terraces and a garden, which is perfect for relaxation in the summer. -Total of 10 rooms, 2 with en-suite bath room and 8 with shared shower and WC in the hallway. -Electric kettle with free coffee and tea. -Washbasin. -Hairdryer. -flat screen TV -Free internet corner. -All rooms are non-smoking. Please note: Cancellation Policy: 2...
"… translates into Mountainlodge) Niederhorn was totally renovated in 2010. The rooms were gently renovated, keeping the classic feel of a Mountainlodge with lots of sanded wood combined with modern accessories.We have Private Rooms (Double or Twin) that all have a Washbasin inside with shared Bathrooms. For Travellers with a smaller Budget we have a Dorm-Room that sleeps 20. Adjoining the Dormroom there are 4 Bunkbed Rooms. All Rooms...
Interlaken Travel Tips & Suggestions
Interlaken is the place to be if you're into extreme sports. It's the ideal base for hiking up the Alps or trips to Jungfraujoch and the surrounding valleys such as Lauterbrunnen. I was lucky enough to be in town for the two-hundredth Unspunnen festival -- a unique cultural experience. Come to Interlaken with plenty of adrenaline -- and cash! It's very expensive, as is the country as a whole.
Interlaken is the bomb.
My friend and I enjoyed a gondola ride up one of the mountains to a beautiful hotel where we ate lunch and hiked around the forest area. We enjoyed nice October weather and had a great time with the Oktoberfest tents and its people.
Interlaken is a really nice place specially in summer. Like other touristy area, Interlaken has various bars, cafes, and branded stores. But if you are looking for natural-real Swiss thing, try to catch some of the small villages surrounding it. Leissigen (4 minutes by regional train from Interlaken) is a worth place to see. Dont worry, almost everyone can speak English.
The best thing about Interlaken is it's vicinity to some of the most beautiful mountain senery around. Spend some time meandering in town maybe catch a great dinner at one of the many restaurants then get out of town and go explore those beautiful Alps. Interlaken is your bigger town in the mountains, offering what the smaller mountain towns don't.
Switzerland is a place that is not to be missed. Absolutely one of the most beautiful on the planet. Interlaken is the town to visit as most others are boring shopping malls. This place has everything for a really nice rest in between big cities as well as some of the most amazing outdoor activites you could imagine.
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